We’ve trawled the local communities surrounding our hostels to find some projects you can get involved with. Want to help re-build a local school? Clean the canals or litter pick the local parks? The possibilities are endless. Scroll through the causes below and see where you can help – in exchange, we’ll give you a free bed! If you’d rather suggest a cause you’re personally passionate about, please mention it in our request form.
TASTE BEFORE YOU WASTE
Taste Before You Waste is a foundation, based in Amsterdam, with the mission to reduce consumer food waste by providing citizens with the inspiration, knowledge and opportunity for responsible and waste-free consumption. We create a welcoming international community of foodies by hosting donation-based events such as foodcycle markets, wasteless dinners, educational workshops, event caterings and presentations, showcasing that the food that is currently regarded as waste is actually delicious and valuable. By raising awareness and empowering citizens, Taste Before You Waste contributes to a social movement that pushes for a fairer and more sustainable food system.
10,000 HOURS creates a movement for social change by organizing events together with volunteers and the most vulnerable people of our society. We collaborate with the music industry, the education system and brands. We strive to stimulate volunteer work amongst our youth, and make it a fun and essential part of our lifestyle. All of the above with the purpose to battle loneliness amongst our society together.
The effect that humanity is having on the environment is becoming ever-more important. The actions of humans are damaging habitats and endangering the lives of animals and future generations. From canal cleans and tree planting, to recycling and conservation, there’s no shortage of ways to help reduce our impact on the planet. Help us get Mother Nature back in tip-top shape and get involved today! Click “Volunteer” to offer your services and get involved.
BELONGING & DIVERSITY
Unfortunately, racism is still a thing in the 21st century. As a human race, have made good progress in 2020, but there is still a lot we can do to bring communities together and raise the profile of racial inequality. Click “Volunteer” and help us put a stop to it today. Together we can make a real difference.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
During these challenging times, combating mental health has never been more important. Help us reach out into our local communities and support those who are struggling! Click “Volunteer” to offer your services and get involved.
Homebass & ClinkHostels
To help the Homebass Foundation realize their projects we’ve partnered up with them, offering their core team a fixed workplace – completely free of charge!
Who are the Homebass Foundation? Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
We use all kinds of talent our dance floor
has to offer. Together with artists, cultural- & social
entrepreneurs and creative minds we contribute to our mission:
equality for homeless people. So far, this network has no
physical space to work on these social projects. Clink has the
perfect climate and resources to offer a dynamic workspace,
where young spirits come together to challenge contemporary
social issues. We would love to bring our network to Clink, so we
can create together and broaden both our networks.
Volunteers are a hardy bunch, but making a real difference in the world can be hard work! To help keep them smiling and motivate new troops, we need companies to step up. A discounted train journey, free lunch or free T-shirt goes a long way! Anything you can do to help out will be appreciated. We’ll give companies that get involved, a shout-out on our social channels to let the world know that they are making a difference.
If you’re a local business wanting to make a change, then please click below for more info.
DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES
If you want to be known as a company that cares about the future then this is your chance. Offer our volunteers a discount or a freebie and help make a real difference. Click the form below to tell us how you want to help our volunteers.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
We know that it’s not always practical to offer discounts or freebies, but don’t panic, if you’re a company that is looking to do some good, you can still get involved. If there is a cause that you want to back then simply fill in the form below and let us know how much you would like to donate. You can also sponsor a bed for our volunteers. For every £25 you offer, we can provide another bed for a volunteer.
SPREAD THE WORD
Help inspire people to make a change and give our volunteers the exposure that they deserve. This could be in the form of a social post, YouTube video, or a radio shout-out, the more the merrier. Make sure you tag us @clinkhostels and use the hashtag #shutupandlisten.
HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?
It’s a tricky time at the moment. Thanks to Covid-19, the world has gone a bit topsy-turvy. If you’re locked down and can’t travel or you’re a company that wants to help out, there’s still plenty of ways to show your support. Check out the tiles below to see how you can help. If you have any smart ideas on how to make a real difference we would love to hear about them too, don’t be a stranger – get in touch!
GIVE US A SHOUTOUT
It might not seem like a lot, but a share on social media these days can make all the difference. It’s all about pulling together and making a positive change in the world – we can’t do it alone! If you’re like us and you want the world to Shut Up & Listen then give us a shout-out on social media using the hashtag #shutupandlisten. Every journey starts with a single step and all that…
PUT US IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CHARITY
We’re doing the best we can to find charities and worthy causes, but it’s not always easy to find people that need our help. If there’s a cause you really care about or a charity that you think could do with our help then let us know! It saves us some leg work and it means that your charity gets a helping hand.
MAKE A PLEDGE
We’re pledging 1000 free beds to volunteers, but this is just the tip of the iceberg, we need other companies to get involved. If you’re a business owner and like what Shut Up & Listen is about then we want you to make a pledge. What can you do to help make the world a better place? Let us know what you’re going to pledge and we will shout it from the rooftops! Join us and make a difference.